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Serenissima©

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Please enjoy this serene
view from my window

I want the viewer to feel the power of the setting of the sun below the rich bright western horizon, and see the atmospheric glow and coloring of the sky, as the sun sets, just before it will become dark and the night will begin.
You wish it would be a never ending beauty...

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Inspired by the beautiful music of
Loreena McKennitt

please click on:
La Serinissima

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I used modeling paste (Liquitex) with a knife to build up a heavy texture and to create the three dimensional illusion of this painting.
When dried I painted my view with oil paint; now it gives me the impasto look desired.

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Oil on a canvas panel

Dimensions 11'x14' (27.9x35.5cm)
Framed in a Bordeaux red wooden frame which complements the colors of the painting.

Copyright Olga van Dijk 2007
All rights reserved.


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janice white 11 Jul 2008

totally breathtaking...simply beautiful

Cathy Holford 13 Jun 2008

That is so beautiful and vivid!

esther baltisberger 18 Mar 2008

wow wish I had such a beautiful view very nice stunning colors Olga Thank you very much for your opinion on my fancy girl

Anonymous Guest (IP: 217.44.199.136) 07 Mar 2008

harsh colours and a bit blobby i prefer your flowers and softer stuff

Kathie Nichols 17 Nov 2007

Yes, a very powerful sunset, amazing colours, great textures Olga!